Hello and welcome to my blog for EDTEC300!
As you probably have already seen, my name is Amanda Ewert and I am a third-year student at the University of Regina. I am in the Education program and I am going into internship this fall. I decided to dive right into extra learning this spring and summer and finish up the remaining five classes that I have so that after internship is complete I can go directly into teaching! I am excited and a wee bit nervous to be taking so many classes but I think that I can pull it off!
To give you a bit of background on me, I am a mom of three kids, ages ten, nine and four. My youngest is going into Kindergarten in the fall and it breaks my heart just a little seeing them all growing up so fast. When people say “it goes by in the blink of an eye” they are telling the truth, it really does. Sigh… Anyways, before becoming a mom I was hairstylist for about ten years. I loved working as a stylist because it gave me a way to be around people and be creative every single day. It was great, until it wasn’t… once my kids were born it became too complicated to be working nights and weekends and so I decided to move on into the world of being a (drumroll) …. legal assistant! You didn’t see that one coming hey?! Well, neither did I! It was quite a leap going from hairstylist to legal assistant but some how I managed to do it! It was while working in the legal field that I became interested in social justice issues. I began to dig deeper into issues that seemed to me to be “unjust” and the way that I saw the world began to change. Seeing these issues and researching why things are the way that they are is one of the many reasons that has driven me to become a teacher. I really hope that I can make a difference in children’s lives by teaching.
But back to the current issue at hand being using technology…
To be honest, using technology is not my strong suit. Some of you may have guessed this when I was unable to getting my mic working for the first two Zoom sessions! I am not surprised one bit that this happened, it is pretty classic form for me to have technical difficulties of some sort! Thankfully, Cody was there to help me fix the mic and I think I have this problem worked out now . Anyways, this is precisely why I am taking this class! Computer and technology issues seem to follow me wherever I go. Even while working at the law firm it was a running joke that I was the one breaking all of the computers! Really, if something is going to break, it is probably going to be when I’m around. So, I hope that with this class I will become more confident and competent using tech in my everyday life as well as in the classroom.
I have blogged in the past for certain classes and I really quite enjoy having a place to go and write down my thoughts. I really enjoy the process of writing but it does make me a tad bit nervous thinking about who exactly will be reading my posts and if they are judging me… I hope not! That being said, I like how blogs show a progression of thought and processes. I am not a huge follower of anyone else’s blogs but I’m looking forward to reading what the other students in this class have to say! Thanks for reading! More to come soon!